Casino, one of the most prolific movies of the mid nineties. This is a movie of betrayal, money, sex, lies, videotape, and yada yada yada. No, seriously, this is an excellent movie. This is why I picked this movie for my major critique.
This movie is coming from the point of view of Sam (Robert Dinero) and Nick (Joe Pesci). There is certain parts of the movie were Sam is the narrator and there is others were Nick is the narrator. For instance, the scene were Sam was trying to get his gaming licensees. He starts talking about how he is being questioned by people about his connection with mob connected Nick. A scene were Nick was a narrator was the one were he was talking about the FBI being on his tail, but, he is not worried because he paid top dollar for scanners, debuggers, and etc. You can feel what the characters are going through at the parts were they were also playing narrator.
Lets go back to one of the before mentioned scenes; The scene were Sam was trying to get his gaming licensee. While the hearing was going on, the editor must have decided that it would be a good idea if they cut from the hearing room to the anchorwoman. Telling what was going on while this was going on. Normally, they would have showed the hearing then the anchorwoman but in this case they didn't. This part wasn't in any particular order. This type of continuity editing is called sectional. Another scene were this evident is the scene after they see each other in the nightclub and Nick is at Sam's casino acting an ass. One of Sam's assistants calls him and as he talks to Sam they show what Nick did then they would cut back to what he was doing at that particular time the assistant was on the phone. In this scene they showed three different time frames in one scene. Making it sectional and also sequential because the assistant told him every thing that happened in chronological order.
With all the violence going on in t…